Narrow​-​Caster

by 3RDegree

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1.
Apophenia 04:43
Apophenia: when you see everything crystallized-when it all happens as prophesized Play connect-the-dots with events that are blowing your mind Apophenia: there's a sound coming through on your phone-now you think that we're not all alone-Search all your life but you're never gonna find that alien probe-better watch who you're talking to Predisposed as you are to delusions of conspiracy-Still you can't see the sky for the trees and it's curious. Variations on the old Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy-Apophenia is deceiving you Apophenia: the propaganda you perceive-the inkblots of history-Add up each event and you'll always find 23 Apophenia: there's a memory not your own something's calling from the unknown-all these incarnations and still you have never atoned-yes we have been here before Apophenia-what is real to you? It comes from beyond It's here and then it's gone A sign from beyond for the chosen ones You see what you want to see and you decided you don't wanna know You can wait for the truth to reveal itself-oh but your eyes are closed. Apophenia: human nature I suppose-and nothing we can control 20/20 hindsight-whatever to soften the blow-don't you know? Apophenia: so you sift through the entrails or chart your astrology Apophenia: is deceiving you With a circular reasoning there is nothing left to prove You've unravelled the world now you tell me who's fooling who? There's no mysteries, just answers that are begging these questions of Apophenia Be deceived.
2.
It Works 05:05
It works, to keep you underground It works, to beat you pound for pound It works, though it hurts without a sound It works, though it sometimes plays around And as it works you down this feat that can astound You don’t exist or do you now To operate the plans of certain under hands you hoped to understand It works, its creator must be proud It works, but it leaves us room for doubt It works, do you know what its about? It works, but can it help you how Can you become the plow that runs across the crowd They don’t exist or do they now? To operate the schemes as awful as it seems to someone else’s dreams I want to say that things are gonna change Don’t think it won’t go away to something even worse
3.
I’m the Narrow-caster-the master of my domain I’ll decide what’s important-I can’t feel your pain I’m the Narrow-caster-a native custom fit And this is indeed my world and you’re just livin’ in it The customized unique experience: I create what appeals to me The patronized encompassing transmission: I guess it’s just “not my thing” I’m the Narrow-caster-the master of my domain I’ll decide what’s important-I can’t feel your pain I’m the Narrow-caster-a focus crystal clear And I’ve become insulated-you don’t have my ear Did you see that thing last night? Nope. Sorry. Must have missed it. Did you read that thing today? No. I must have shot right past it. I’m skipping your commercials and I don’t care what you’re saying...Oh no! I’m so sorry I have so little time. Maybe I just have to prioritize. Or maybe you just bore me. I’m the Narrow-caster-the master of my domain I’ll decide what’s important-I can’t feel your pain I’m the Narrow-caster-a native custom fit And this is indeed my world and you’re just livin’ in it
4.
Action-Reaction Direct result Input-output Consequence and outcome The laws of nature with which we do not fuss It’s in your nature to think they don’t apply to us Cast the long shadow of doubt And it will go around forever on the roundabout of down and out The mad dash for the answers proved to be waste The way we found them just wasn’t to your taste We’ve seen the pictures-we’ve seen the tape We saw the rage-we put you in a cage and gave you your own stage Where’ve you been-when you were out And you will have us all believe a pack of lies made to deceive This ain’t something you can shower off or confess to a god to feel better about Yourself and your place in this world You’ve got to live with this forever Live with this forever Body of evidence-setting a precedent They buy the reinvented defendant Wearing a face full of decadence The well informed-the ones outside the courtroom This jury made its verdict but it will send you nowhere because This ain’t something you can shower off-never win again-you better believe This ain’t something you can shower off or confess to a god to feel better about Yourself and your place in this world You’ve got to live with this forever Now how do you feel?
5.
Here on Earth-what’s after-we wonder Some so sure-so willing-no wonder-nothing to choose Burning crosses-falling towers-brought to you by those who were so certain that they’d go to heaven Do you believe that something can unify despite the difference between our ways? Or do you think we’re doomed to fail each time So many wanting the end of days Endless cycles of reprisals-we’re here to live-not to survive Oh the ecstasy of those who push their ideologies Our histories can serve us well-they are a cautionary tale... On your t.v. screen, you see the pundits-how they intrigue you And always they’re so firm with their diplomas, their medals-and they look so sure Schooled in hate-hate to love-bullets fly when push comes to shove Imagine a child’s mind filled up with poison and thoughts arcane They tell him God believes he’s a better kind With no restrictions on taking aim Oh the majesty of those who push their ideologies Our histories can serve us well-they are a cautionary tale... When the lunatic fringe are preaching to the choir All will fall on deaf ears like mine Oh the ecstasy...
6.
We follow the news-so much depressing stuff-still we can't get enough The low road that we choose-we sure do get a thrill when someone's joy is killed This guilty pleasure we feel-one we can hardly conceal-watch people slip on the proverbial banana peel Petty grievance and pride-it settles in our guts and feeds into our lust We suffer when you thrive-think only of our need-to watch you face defeat This guilty pleasure we feel has never lost its appeal to watch you slip on the proverbial banana peel We are flawed but content like this to watch you falling down or right out of your mind-nice
7.
Young Once 05:15
You’re way beyond your time They laugh and think you’re high Your softened edge is showing through the suit they’ve made you wear You try to round out your square It’s so hard to get somewhere But you recollect that vibrant man And see that you are someone who can because You were Young Once You were young-you were young You were Young Once You were Young Once You were young-you were young once You were Young Once-you were wonderful Your plate is full with trash Your decisions never rash Your safety and security-the paramount futility Already picked your path And done all of your math But you forgot to do the things you said were the things you loved to do way back when... You’ve been “phoning it in” far too long Because it’s so hard to make it genuine-this reinvention Youth and relevance are what you want And it’s what you need But how will you get back to that place again?
8.
Scenery 05:49
I'm looking for a change in scenery...ooh It's getting to the point where I can't see...ooh Walk on by Swallowed by the bland It's okay That has claimed a billion voices scared as hell You got time Swallowed by the bland You'll be fine Ahh... We run away because We change the palate constantly From the brilliant to the grey And find another place to sail away.. I'm looking for a change in scenery...ooh A place to focus all my energies...ooh Walk on by held down by our own hands It's okay Chained to habits unbecoming of a man You got time A hunger curbed by our own hands You'll be fine Ahh... We bail out from attempts To change the status quo In such a scurry don’t you know To stay stuck right in place we Justify away... And sail away from all this scenery And we get lost within machinery Why rock the boat-you’ll make an enemy Reach out...when there’s nothing else to hold Drop routines and be bold Reach in...if there’s no one there to carry you Start by reaching one goal Walk on by Swallowed by the clan It's okay That surely forms to show you you’re a simple man You’ve time A profoundly normal man You'll be fine Ahh... We long to stay so warm Underneath the blanket That keeps us safe from harm But gets us to no-place And sail away from all this scenery And fade away inside machinery And sail away from all this scenery Reach out when there’s no one left for you to hold
9.
Free For All 04:36
Sure as dreams lurking deep in every mind There’s disease at the heart of every crime Casualties that the papers advertise Lotteries where no-one ever claims the prize And a world that’s a free for all Free-dumb and deaf and cruel and raw Waving flags-throwing rags onto the fire And police that act like they’re above the law Body bags for trigger-happy hands for hire Liberties that some would gladly do without Who needs them anyhow? By degrees they twist our values inside out ‘Til the world is a free for all Free For All Free For All See what it’s coming to We’ve nothing more to do Here is the give away Who can afford to play? At the stack venting steam of urban hell Everybody at the bottom up for air There’s a crack down our own liberty bell Someone said that the crack was always there Out of tune, out of sync and out of time People croon at the sight of petty crimes ‘Til the world is a free for all Righteously we cry out but who will listen No-one seems to mind now-your neighbors are missing Comes as no surprise now-It’s your third reich Ooh yeah Hey oh, time for you to pay Do you feel afraid? Well I feel afraid Do you feel the free fall? Oh no Did we ever see –see the signs on the-on the way?
10.
Like the eye of a hurricane over a park Gentle spin of a merry-go-round–it creaks in the dark Stepping into the half-light--he’s a thief What he’s stolen is something his neighbors would never believe But the last gasp came when he least expected Many years later than he contemplated And the gorgeous and the flawed sang on... Meet the gravediggers putting their shovels away After burying the only community that remained, ….what remains, is the past, in their hearts, like a storm Terminally tied to the bedpost by the wall Sarah guesses it’s like they say –yes, you can’t …win them all Going down for the count now, on her job Call her wanton and sinful –but she’s just another …working slob And the last gasp comes when she least expects it The voice inside once more neglected Meet the gravediggers putting their shovels away Another whore beaten down –but the felon escapes again …what remains, is the bruise, in her soul, like a thorn Though I have enough time to figure it out. Pretty sure that I’ll sit back, have a drink, nursing my doubts Screaming through a megaphone into a pillow And I know that it’s foolish, but I like to Will the last gasp come when I least expect it Another lonely voice undetected Should the heartbreakers put their bludgeons away I would find my -self a reason to celebrate today …. I remain, in the face, of my fate, like a stone

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“If you are looking for music that successfully combines accessibility, great musicianship and stunning vocals, look no further than Narrow-Caster, definitely one of the best releases of the first decade of the 21st century”

-Raffaella Berry, Fire Of Unknown Origin by ProgMistress

“It’s not often an album as refreshing as this comes along, and we should treasure it when it does...an album that demands repeated spins, and rewards every listen with some new revelation...Highly and unreservedly recommended! Conclusion: 9 out of 10 ”

-Ron Faulkner, The Dutch Progressive Rock Page (DPRP)

After 2 albums, 3RDegree decided to break up in January of 1997 leaving a bunch of great songs unfinished. The nagging feeling couldn't be extinguished and in December of 2005, it would be decided that the band would record these songs along with some brand new ones. Narrow-Caster was the result in late 2008.

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released December 2, 2008

Mixed by Angelo Panetta Mastered by Dennis Drake Produced by Robert James Pashman, George Dobbs & Pat Kliesch

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We write & record hook-laden progressive rock tunes, have played in 7 countries, put out 6 albums and have been together 30 years.

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